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eNOTES FOR MAY 18, 2021

eNOTES FOR MAY 18, 2021

(with bulletin information for the weekends of May 30 and June 6) 

 

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The next submission deadline is May 30 for the June 1 edition of eNotes with bulletin information for the weekends of  June 13 and 20. The link to the submission form can also be found in the menu on the eNotes page (www.rcdony.org/enotes). We welcome suggestions for improvements to newsletter. Suggestions can be sent via email to enotes@rcdony.org.


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ORDINATION TO THE ORDER OF THE PRIESTHOOD:  

Through the laying on of hands and the invocation of the Holy Spirit, the Most Reverend Terry R. LaValley, Bishop of Ogdensburg will Ordain to the Order of Priesthood Deacon Matthew Stanley Conger, Deacon John Kennedy Ojuok and Deacon Fernando Valdez Solomon, Jr.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, limiting the seating capacity in St. Mary's Cathedral, we invite you to join us via livestream at www.rcdony.org/ordination on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at 11:00am. The Ordination Mass program will be available at the same link shortly before the Ordination. 



NEW POSTS

From The Diocesan Offices: 

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CORPUS CHRISTI: Day of Reflection

On Sunday, June 6, 2021 at St. Bernard Church in Saranac Lake, (27 St. Bernard Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983), the North Country Cursillo is sponsoring a day of reflection on the Eucharist. Everyone is welcome to join us in prayer and fellowship as we celebrate the gift that is Jesus' Real Presence in the Eucharist.

As we say in Cursillo: Make a Friend, Be a Friend and Bring a Friend to Christ.

Noon – Arrive/registration
12:30- Welcome and opening Prayer 
1 pm – Talk #1 - Marika Donders
1:30pm - Music / silent prayer / break
1:45 – Talk #2 - Ken Racette
2:15 - Music / silent prayer / break
2:30 – Line up for Procession
3:00 - Preached Eucharistic adoration with Fr. Al Hauser, along with opportunities for confession
4pm – Break, set up for Mass
4:30pm – Mass with Bishop LaValley

Registration is requested for planning purposes. Register at https://www.rcdony.org/corpus-christi. For more information, contact Marika Donders at mdonders@rcdony.org or 315-393-2920 ext. 1380


 

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SIDEWALK ADVOCATES FOR LIFE: Virtual Training Available

Description: Virtual training is now available! Learn at your convenience and be certified as a Sidewalk Advocate for Life. To register, visit www.sidewalkadvocates.org/trainingapp. Contact the Respect Life office with questions or concerns.


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WORSHIP NOTES: Summer 2021

The Office of Worship has published Worship Notes for Winter 2020 with information for the beginning of the new Liturgical Year.  These notes are available on Pastoral Documentation or may also be downloaded HERE. This includes information about the Catholic Swap Shop (www.rcdony.org/churchswapshop), the Diocesan Eucharistic Initiative, the OCP Grant (also see post below), SCAP training, and Dates to Note. 


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SEEKING HOUSE DIRECTOR AND COMMUNITY: Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer

Have you ever wished you could live in community with others who love God…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit? Are you someone who loves Mary, are excited by the lives of the Saints, who knows that building the Kingdom means now but are not quite sure how you are called? Are you someone who is gentle and trustworthy, not given to addictions or vice, hard-working and still active…someone who trusts God in all things, is wise in the things that are important, and takes great joy in the Roman Catholic faith? Perhaps you or someone you know would be a good resident at Our Lady of the Adirondacks House of Prayer, located in Ellenburg Center, NY. Or perhaps you are already part of a small community which is looking for a home and a mission. Come and visit us and see if the contemplative-active life is for you. A word of caution... the House of Prayer is very rural and isolated especially in the winter. As of the present moment, there is no community living there, but the Board of Directors is actively looking for 3-5 people, including a House Director, to live on its premises and help keep this Marian treasure vibrant within the North Country for all. Please call 518-534-9976 (Sarah) or 518-518-578-6949 (Jeanette) for more information.



Parish Events and Notifications

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PRAYER AND ADORATION: Calling Commissioned Lay Ministers

Date: Wednesday, May 19 and every third Wednesday
Time: 6:30pm -7pm
Place: Sacred Heart Church, Massena, NY
Please join us for rosary, prayer and Adoration


No other new parish events were submitted.  Please check your parish bulletins and previously posted submissions below.



Regular Features:

 

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SAFE ENVIRONMENT CORNER: Did you know?

Did You Know…human trafficking is defined by U.S. law as the use of force, fraud, or coercion to compel a person into commercial sex acts, labor, or services against their will. Common examples include domestic servitude, forced begging, magazine selling crews, hotel/restaurant work, hair/nail salons, massage parlors, strip clubs, and agricultural work. To get help, call the National Human Trafficking Hotline at 1-888-373-7888


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PLANNED GIVING: Leaving a Legacy

Think about the part you want to play in our parish’s future. You have the opportunity to support this ministry in many ways. Naming our parish as a beneficiary in your estate plan or the making of an endowment gift can assure your continued participation in this ministry far into the future. For further information, contact Scott Lalone, Executive Director of Development/Foundation at the Diocese of Ogdensburg at 315-393-2920 or slalone@rcdony.org.


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP:

for the May 29/30 Bulletin

What could Trinity Sunday have to teach each us about responsible environmental stewardship? Perhaps the most profound yet self-evident message about Trinity is that all life is about relationship. “Everything is interconnected, and that genuine care for our own lives and relationship with nature is inseparable.”(Laudato Si) When we eat earth-healthy food, get proper rest, exercise both our bodies and minds, fill our spirit with prayer, then we are taking care of God’s creation. Spend some time with the Lord today about what this feast says to you about stewardship. 


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ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP: 

for the June 5/6 Bulletin

The celebration of the Feast of Corpus Christi touches every aspect of our lives. Is it a wonder that Jesus chose to use bread, the staff of life, to symbolize His desire to be intimately connected with us through the sacrament of Eucharist? “The Eucharist is …a source of light and motivation for our concerns for the environment, directing us to be stewards of all creation.” (Laudato Si) Care for our health and care for the health of our planet are intricately connected. Heart doctor, Dr. Gerry Gacioch from Rochester General Hospital says, “Whatever is good for your health is good for the earth.” It is all connected! 

 


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DIOCESAN COVID-19 INFORMATION 

The Diocese of Ogdensburg is actively following the directive of the county public health departments to ensure that all diocesan parishes, schools, ministries, and charities are responding appropriately to the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). For up-to-date diocesan resources, live-streamed Masses, and other information related to the Coronavirus pandemic, please visit www.rcdony.org/covid-19 . 

Parishes are encouraged to share the information found on this page with parishioners via their websites, social media or any other available communications methods.

 
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Mary Immaculate, our Mother and our Patroness,
we ask you to intercede for us with your Son,
as you did at the wedding in Cana.

Pray for us, loving Mother,
and gain for our diocese, our nation and our world,
for our families and loved ones,
the protection of your Maternal mantle from this dreaded virus.

In this time of trial and testing,
teach all of us to love one another and to be patient and kind.
Help us to bring the peace and healing Presence of Jesus to our land and to our hearts.

We come to you with confidence,
knowing that you are our compassionate mother,
health of the sick and cause of our joy.
Keep us in the embrace of your arms,
Help us always to know the love of your Son, Jesus our Lord.

AMEN. 

 



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CAMP GUGGENHEIM - SUMMER PAUSE: A Message from the Office of Youth Ministry

After much discernment, discussion, and most importantly prayer, the decision has been made not to operate Summer Camp Guggenheim in 2021. Adherence to the NYS Dept. of Health requirements as well as thoughtful consideration for all of our campers and their families, counselors, staff, Pastors, and their health and safety all contributed in making this decision. Although we pray for the end to this Pandemic, we must remain vigilant.

Thank you for your ongoing prayers and support as we strive to continue the mission and traditions of our summer camp program in the days to come. For more information, contact Tom Semeraro, Director of Youth Ministry, tsemeraro@rcdony.org 

Statement from the Office of Youth Ministry can be downloaded HERE



 

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ANNUAL MISSION OFFICE APPEAL: Annual Mail-in Donor Campaign

The Pontifical Mission Societies asks you to keep our Annual Appeal in your minds and hearts. With your help we can help the vulnerable communities and families around the world live happier and healthier lives. Donations can be made for this campain until Pentecost Sunday - May 23 through our website at https://www.rcdony.org/mission


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NEW DEACON CLASS INFORMATION SESSIONS: Plattsburgh, Morristown and Watertown

The Deacon Formation Department will hold information meetings for men interested in the ministry. The next class will be seated in the fall of this year. Sessions will be at St. Peter's in Plattsburgh May 18, 2021 at 7 p.m. and at Our Lady of Grace in Morristown at 6 p.m. May 20, 2021.

For further information contact Deacon John Drollette at 518-726-0019 or jdrollette@rcdony.org

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LET US DREAM: The Path to a Better Future

Pope Francis in Laudato Si' stated: "I urgently appeal... for a new dialogue about how we are sharing the future of our planet." (LS#14).  Join us for three evenings from 7-9 p.m. via Zoom as we gather together with hope to help us as individuals and as communities to learn from God’s earth how to be more sustainable and to move significantly forward with practical solutions to promote God’s beautiful, sustainable world. Each evening will include prayer, music, stories, insight and sharing as we commit to care for God's creation! This three-day event is co-sponsored by the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Syracuse and Ogdensburg.

Tuesday, May 25 with Dr. Gerry Gacioch, Catholic Climate Ambassador
Wednesday, May 26 with Dr. Curt Stager, Paul Smiths College.  Opening Prayer by Bishop Douglas Lucia
Thursday, May 27 with Ms. Dina Fiorile. Opening Prayer by Bishop Terry R. LaValley 

Register online by May 23 at www.rcdony.org/dream 

For more information: Theresa May at tmay@syrdio.org or Marika Donders at mdonders@rcdony.org 


 

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GRANT FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES: 

The Diocese of Ogdensburg annually offers two grants of $5,000.00 each to assist the parishes and institutions of the Diocese in providing assistance for people with disabilities.

These funds are made available from the annual contribution of the New York State Knights of Columbus to the Diocese of Ogdensburg. They will be distributed by the diocese on the recommendations of Catholic Charities and the Department of Education.

The criteria for acceptability of the request cover several factors. Improvement in already existing programs or facilities will be considered. Some ideas for funding include: adapting facilities, special equipment, training for personnel, and program development.

It is important to remember that programs which have received funding previously may not apply for the grant for the following three years.  Programs/projects must show proof of additional sources of revenue to support the programs/projects.

If you wish to be considered for a grant, please plan your proposal carefully. The grant application may be downloaded HERE

Applications must be submitted by May 21, 2021. Monies will be allocated by mid-June 2021.

If you have any questions regarding the grant and/or the application, please contact vlalonde@rcdony.org or call (315) 393-2920 ext. 1411.


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RAMPING UP AT ST. MARY'S IN CANTON: Raffle

Ramping Up at St. Mary’s in Canton
Raffle to renovate our wheelchair Ramp
Over $10,000 in prizes
Drawings weekly Multiple chances to win!
April 20, 27, and May 4 $250 each week
May 11, 18, 25 and June 1 $500 each week
June 8 $1,000
June 15 $2,000
June 20 $5,000
$50 per ticket Only 500 tickets to be sold
Call (315)386-2543 for information
Make check payable to St. Mary’s and mail check to St. Mary’s Raffle, 68 Court St. Canton NY 13617.
Drawings broadcast live at 8:30 am on the parish Facebook page (www.facebook.com/CantonCatholics).


 

 

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OCP ANNUAL GRANTS PROGRAM FOR PARISH AND CAMPUS MINISTRY COMMUNITIES

Oregon Catholic Press has opened the application process for its annual Parish Grants Program. Created by OCP’s Board of Directors, the Parish Grants Program provides vital assistance to parishes and campus ministry parish programs seeking to enhance the worship experience of their communities, develop and reinforce liturgical and music ministries, create and strengthen multicultural ministries, and expand educational and charitable outreach.  

Parish Grants are commonly used for:

● Purchasing music, hymnals and other worship materials;
● Improving multicultural ministries with additional training and purchasing of bilingual worship materials;
● Providing online, digital or electronic resources to support liturgy preparation;
● Upkeep, repair and replacement of musical instruments, equipment and facilities; and
● Attending or hosting musical or liturgical conferences or workshops.

Parishes and campus ministries programs may apply for the OCP Parish Grants Program until the deadline, May 30, 2021, by accessing the following link: https://www.ocp.org/en-us/parish-grants.  

 


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MATER DEI COLLEGE FOUNDATION: Attention High School Seniors

Are you a Catholic who is currently in your senior year of high school and who currently resides in the Diocese of Ogdensburg and is planning to attend a Catholic college or university in the fall? The Mater Dei College Foundation is pleased to offer a scholarship opportunity to qualifying students going on to study liberal arts and sciences at a degree-granting Catholic college or university. To request an application form, please email Valerie Mathews, Mater Dei Foundation Scholarship Chair at vmathews@rcdony.org. Application deadline is June 1, 2021.


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DAY OF REFLECTION: Putting Forgiveness into Practice

We all know from the Scriptures that we are called to forgive others and ourselves as well. We also know the challenge this call can be in our daily encounters. This reflection day will consider the dynamics of forgiveness, some obstacles often experienced in becoming a forgiving person, and some aids from our Catholic tradition. It includes presentations, time for personal prayer and reflection with opportunities for sharing.

When: Saturday, June 19, 2021

Time: 9:45 a.m. - Noon

Speaker: Sister Bethany Fitzgerald, SSJ

Cost is free. Anyone is welcome to register at www.rcdony.org/reflection

Zoom link will be emailed as date approaches.


 

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EGYPT AND THE GREAT NILE CRUISE: Don't Miss This Trip Of A Lifetime!!

11 Days - November 8 - 18, 2021
CAIRO - LUXOR - EDFU -
KOM OMBO - ASWAN - MEMPHIS - SAKKARA
Hosted by
Fr. Donald A. Robinson
$3499 from New York*
* Air/Land tour price is $2899 plus $600 gov't taxes/airline surcharges
For more information, please contact Fr. Donald A. Robinson
Tel (315) 493-3224
Email - donrob4@twcny.rr.com


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OBERAMMERGAU PILGRIMAGE: Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!

Classic Austria and Germany Pilgrimage
Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau!
Hosted by Fr. Andrew Amyot
11 Days: September 13-23, 2022
$4099 per person from Montreal (Air/land tour price is $3599 plus $500 government taxes/airline surcharges)
Visiting: Heidelberg, Rhine Valley, Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Altötting, Munich & Rothenburg!
Price includes: Roundtrip air from Montreal, First Class/Select hotels, hotels & guesthouses in Oberammergau, First Class (Category 1) admission tickets for the Passion Play, most meals, comprehensive sightseeing by private motor coach with an English-speaking guide and much more!
FOR DETAILED BROCHURE PLEASE CONTACT FR. AMYOT
Tel: (315) 384-2064, email: fraamyot2@twcny.rr.com
SPACE IS LIMITED – BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT!
This is your last chance to experience the world-famous Passion Play of Oberammergau until 2030!


 

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ITALY PILGRIMAGE: Featuring the Passion Play of Oberammergau

11 Days - May 23 - June 2, 2022
ROME - ASSISI - FLORENCE - VENICE - INNSBRUCK - MUNICH
Hosted by Fr. Donald A. Robinson
$4266 from New York*
*Air/Land tour price is $3721 plus $545 gov't taxes/airline surcharges
For more information, Please contact Fr. Donald A. Robinson
Tel (315) 493-3224
Email - donrob4@twcny.rr.com
Space is Limited - Sign Up Today!!


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CRUISE NORWAY IN JULY OF 2022

Join Fr. John Yonkovig of St. Agnes in Lake Placid for a wonderful 14-day cruise on Holland America's new "Rotterdam," setting sail on July 9, 2022.  For more information check the website:  www.stagneslakeplacid.com



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SWITZERLAND AND GERMANY WITH OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY:

Experience the grand cities of Europe’s Alpine region and be part of history in the making when you enjoy a performance of the legendary Passion Play in the Bavarian village of Oberammergau. You’ll view the picturesque pinnacles and turrets of Neuschwanstein Castle, and then overnight in Bavaria’s mysterious Black Forest, where popular souvenirs include authentic cuckoo clocks and wood carvings. In Switzerland, highlights include a visit to the Chateau de Chillon on lovely Lake Geneva and a walking tour in Lucerne.  June 12-20, 2022. For more information contact Lisa Reed at 518-332-8414, email happytravelswithlisa@gmail.com or visit the website at https://gateway.gocollette.com/link/1053562.  



 

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NEW Church Swap Shop

Office of Vocation General Intercessions Cycle B

Office of Vocations Bulletin Blurbs Cycle B

Office of Vocation Seasonal Bulletin Blurbs 

Office of Vocations Newsletters 

Office of Evangelization Blog

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